LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||11/MAI/2009 4:17 PM|
There are plenty of sayings that go, to convey the idea that there's not much you can do on an empty stomach!
The more usual ones, I boldened. But it is interesting to see how the subject developed, in separately ways, in several countries and times.
"An army travels on its stomach"
The stomach carries the feet.
An empty stomach cannot reason. Old Calabrian (in Italy) proverb.
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It´s worth notice that "An empty stomach has no ears." is more of a justification to one do what he do. A socio-economicic justifying of sorts, example to justify piracy in the African seas, you could use this one.
Thus, it has a slightly different ring.
And, in America do as Americans do, use the boldened ones.
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